Jason Vargas and the Mets will head out to the Bronx to kick-off a what should be an exciting 2-game series against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees in New Yankees Stadium at 7:05 PM.
Vargas owns a 2-3 record alongside a 3.57 ERA and 37 strikeouts over 45.1 innings and 9 games started. The crafty lefty pitched a complete game shutout his last time out against the San Francisco Giants, the shutout would go down as Vargas’ 8th of his career.
Vargas has a 1.85 ERA in his last 7 starts, allowing just 28 hits in 39.0 innings and striking out 34.
Yankees veteran Masahiro Tanaka has a 3-5 record, with 67 strikeouts in 76.1 innings while maintaining an ERA of 3.42 and a 1.19 WHIP. The right hander has given up 8 runs in previous 12 innings pitched.